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Elizabeth Orr

Washington, DC

Elizabeth Orr is managing editor of US regulatory and policy for Medtech Insight, which she joined in 2015 as a reporter focused on legal issues. She remains fascinated by the ever-changing master class on technology, government regulations, advances in health care and more that is covering the device industry. Elizabeth’s past employers include FDANews; DecisionHealth (formerly UCG); the Society of Interventional Radiology; and the Washington Examiner. A graduate of the College of Journalism at the University of Maryland College Park, she lives in Arlington, Va., with her husband and children.

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The agency asked consultants Booz Allen Hamilton to evaluate its handling of diagnostic EUAs as a way to prepare for potential future pandemics.

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Device Week, 13 October 2021 – Spotlight On The Latest Medtech-Industry News From The EU

In this week’s podcast,  EU regulatory editor Amanda Maxwell brings listeners up to speed on the latest news from the European Union. Topics include discussion of ISO 13485, ongoing industry concerns with MDR implementation, and the Eudamed database expansion.

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US FDA Warns Of Safety Risk OTC Needle-Free Devices Used For Dermal Fillers

Agency safety communication says needle-free dermal filler “pens” sold OTC on social media could pose a serious risk to consumers. It's aware of serious injuries, including  permanent harm to skin, lips, or eyes with the use of needle-free devices for injection of lip and facial fillers.

FDA OTC Devices

FDA Warns Against Use Of Needle-Free Devices With Dermal Fillers

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